Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shower Righteousness

In my quiet time today, I read from Hosea, when you think you have it tough, read Hosea!  Chapter 10, verse 12 says, "Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of my love.  Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you."

I am asking myself what needs to be eliminated in my life, what have I been trusting in and investing in that is cultivating a distraction?  Sometimes I think my blog takes up too much time, I so enjoy it and it is something I can call my very own, but it does occupy space in my brain!  Researching homeschool material...I could endlessly look at books and compare and research!  Surfing the web, another black hole.  Basically, I sit in this very chair that I am typing this post too much.  AHHH, what's a girl to do? 

I want to live in confident dependence on God, I want to continue a single-mindedness as I journey everyday including God in my thoughts, my plans, my mothering, my marriage, my example, every nook and cranny, I want Him part of it all.  God is the one who looks after us and cares for us.  The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous (14:8).  We live by walking in that path.  I pray my roots will grow down deep in my soul.  I want my branches to spread out with open hands of surrender.  I want the fruit of my blossoms to be fragrant and life-giving.  This is what I want to cultivate.  Digging in my garden this weekend has given me fresh appreciation for strong backs, clean fingernails, and completing a well planned for garden.  That is the same with my spiritual walk.  A strong spiritual life will keep my feet planted where they should be, a clean heart will keep the enemies lies from tearing me down, and a plan for my journey will keep me focused when distraction fire my way.

My harvest is a long time to being ready, so for now I seek the Lord and ask that he shower me lovingly.



Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

I so very much needed to hear that today (especially that researching homeschool material part).... thank you for the wonderful reminder.

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing such reflective and convicting words.

I can relate to both the blog and the home school research. I think I could total up about 2 years of my life in the last 10 years of home schooling that I have spent on finding that "perfect" curriculum, method, planning, etc.! EEK!

Have a blessed evening, E.W!